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Firecracker Bites – 4th of July Cookies

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Here is a festive 4th of July cookies recipe that’s perfect all summer.

Firecracker bites are tasty and fun to eat.

The colors of the dough are easy to switch up depending on your occasion.

Red, white, and blue cookies with star sprinkles

Summer is coming, and that means barbecues, celebrations, and gatherings.

Whether you plan on hosting or attending, you should make these Memorial Day or 4th of July cookies.

Party food isn’t complete without cookies, right?

Patriotic colored cookies

Firecracker Bites – Red, White & Blue 4th of July Cookies Recipe

Dough Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Red and blue food coloring

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 5 Tablespoons softened cream cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Cups powdered sugar
  • Star sprinkles
Piping white frosting into red and blue cookie

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° and grease a mini muffin pan with butter
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat your sugar and butter with a hand mixer until light and fluffy
  3. Mix in your egg and vanilla
  4. Now mix in your flour, salt, and baking powder
  5. Separate your dough in half, add red food coloring to one, and blue to the other and mix
  6. Mix both colors of dough together and form into small bouncy ball sized balls
  7. Press each dough ball slightly into the bottom of each muffin mold
  8. Bake for 10 minutes
  9. Right when they come out of the oven press the center of the cookie down with your finger and let cool
  10. While your cookies are cooling, mix together your butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar until you have a thick creamy frosting
  11. Scoop the frosting into a large decorating bag and cut the tip off
  12. Frost the center of your cookies with a swirled motion
  13. Top off with just the blue and white star sprinkles and enjoy
Pink and blue cookies filled with white frosting and star sprinkles

The possibilities are endless with these cookies.

Change the colors, the frosting, and the decorations to make them for different holidays.

Red, white, and blue cookies with star sprinkles

If you’re having a graduation party, maybe use the school colors.

Wedding shower? Use the theme colors and a fancier frosting swirl.

Get creative and use your imagination.

Yield: 24 cookies

Firecracker Bites Patriotic Cookies

Firecracker Bites - 4th of July Cookies Recipe

Cute little red, white, and blue cookies perfect for the 4th of July or any summer party.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Dough Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 tbs butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • red food coloring
  • blue food coloring
  • Frosting Ingredients
  • 5 tbsp cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • star sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease mini muffin pan with butter
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter with a hand mixer until light and fluffy
  3. Mix in egg and vanilla
  4. Mix in flour, salt, and baking powder
  5. Separate dough into two parts. Mix blue food coloring in one and red in the other
  6. Mix both colors of dough together and form into small bouncy ball sized balls
  7. Press each dough ball slightly into the bottom of each muffin mold
  8. Bake for 10 mins
  9. Right out of the oven, press center of cookies to create an indent and let cool
  10. While your cookies are cooling, mix together butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar until you have a thick creamy frosting
  11. Scoop frosting into a piping bag and cut off tip
  12. Frost the center of the cookies using a swirled motion
  13. Top with blue and white star sprinkles and enjoy

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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